Relay for Life, an annual worldwide event to raise cancer awareness and money for research, returns to Wilton this week.
About 500 people participated in last year’s relay, which had a 1960s theme. This year, the theme is superheroes, which will be “a lot of fun,” said Sara Augenbraun, chair of Wilton’s Relay for Life Committee.
Wilton’s Relay for Life at Wilton High School will kick off Friday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m., with an opening ceremony to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, share recent accomplishments and progress, and remind people that although the battle against cancer is being won, fighting the disease is a year-round priority.
The opening ceremony will be followed by more than 10 events and activities into early the next morning, including:
- Survivors Lap for those who have beaten cancer.
- Caregivers Lap to honor those who have ever cared for someone with cancer.
- Luminaria Ceremony to remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, honor those who have fought cancer in the past and support those whose fight continues.